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Emeralds: A Passionate Guide

 
Emeralds: A Passionate Guide Emeralds: A Passionate Guide - The Emeralds, the People, their Secrets. By Ronald Ringsrud, with a foreword by John Koivula.

Here is one of the few books that truly covers a gemstone from the ground to a ring on a lady's finger. It deals with deposits and mining, gemstones and cutting, jewelry creation and retailing. Lots of spectacular photos especially ones that reveal how emeralds are cut and those that investigate the microscopic flaws and features that are characteristic of these beautiful stones. This book is a 8 1/2" x 10 1/2" hardcover with 382 pages.

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Emeralds: A Passionate Guide
Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
7
    Foreword
11
    Introduction
14

1. The Romance of Emeralds

18

2. History of Two Empires: Spain and India

32

3. The Properties of Emeralds

64

4. Looking into Emeralds: Optics

78

5. Exploring the Effects of Light on Emerald Color

96

6. Learning a System of Color Grading

112

7. Color Grading of Emeralds

124

8. Grading the Clarity of Emeralds

134

9. All About the Clarity Enhancement of Emeralds

158

10. A Complete Buying Guide for Emeralds

178

11. Certificates, Reports and Appraisals

202

12. Gota de Aceite: The Emerald's Added Attraction

212

13. More Secrets of the Connoisseurs: Old Mine Emeralds

226

14. Fair Trade Gems, Ethical Emeralds and the Emerald War

236

15. Colombian Emerald Geology

250

16. Adventures in the Andes: a Personal Account

272

17. Major Emerald Sources of the World

282

18. Buying and Cutting Rough Emeralds

296

19. The World of Gem People

318

20. Colored Stone Wisdom: Emeralds in the Stars

326

21. Collecting Mineral Specimens and Other Rarities

334

22. Poetry of the Emerald Experience

350

23. The Medieval Lapidaries

364
    Bibliography
370
    Appendix
377
    Index
379

 

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